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Jerome Bernard Orbach net worth:
$10 Million

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Jerome Bernard Orbach information

Birth date: October 20, 1935, The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Death date: December 28, 2004, New York City, New York, United States
Height:6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Profession:Actor, Singer, Broadway musical celebrity
Nationality:American
Spouse:Marta Curro (1958–1975), Elaine Cancilla (1979–2004)
Children:Anthony Nicholas
Parents:Leon Orbach, Emily Olexy
Awards:American Theater Hall of Fame (1999), Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (2005),
Nominations:Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical (1965), Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, National Society of Film Critics Award and New York Film Critics Circle Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Best Supporting Actor, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (1990), Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series (1998-2000),
Movies:“Guys and Dolls”, “Annie Get Your Gun” (1967), “Promises, Promises” (1968-1972), “Prince of the City (1981), “Dirty Dancing” (1987), “Universal Solder” (1992), “Chinese Coffee” (2000), “Beauty and the Beast” (1991)
TV shows:“The Threepenny Opera”, “The Fantasticks”, “Chicago” (1975–1977), “42nd Street” (1980–1985), “Murder, She Wrote” (1985–1991), “The Law and MacGraw” (1987-1988), “Law & Order” (1992–2004)
Books:"Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage" (Touchstone (Touchstone), 2009)

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Jerome Bernard “Jerry” Orbach was born on the 20th October 1935, in The Bronx, New York City USA, of Jewish, Polish and Lithuanian ancestry. He was an actor and singer, and was described as a very talented, versatile film and stage actor. Moreover, he was a well known celebrity on television as well as in Broadway musicals. Jerry Orbach passed away in December 2004, having been active in the entertainment industry since 1955.

How rich was the actor and singer? Authoritative sources estimated that the overall size of Jerry Orbach’s net worth was as much as $10 million.

Jerry Orbach Net Worth $10 Million

To begin with, Jerry Orbach was raised in The Bronx. His father, Leon Orbach, ran a restaurant while also performing as an actor; his mother, Emily Olexy, was a singer. He attended Northwestern University, apparently without graduating.

He made his stage debut off-Broadway in 1955 in the English adaptation of “The Threepenny Opera” by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. The same year, he was cast in a small role in the film adaptation of “Guys and Dolls”. He was noticed for the creation of the role of El Gallo in the musical “The Fantasticks” by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones in 1960. In 1965, he performed the lead role in the musical “Guys and Dolls” for which he was nominated for Tony Award as the Best Featured Actor in a Musical. Afterwards, he starred in the television film “Annie Get Your Gun” in 1967. From 1968 to 1972, he appeared in the musical “Promises, Promises” by Neil Simon, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, the role of Chuck Baxter earning him a Tony Award for the Best Actor in a Musical and a Drama Desk Award for the Best Performance. Orbach was also nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his roles in the musicals “Chicago” (1975–1977) by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb and John Kander as well as “42nd Street” (1980–1985) by Michael Stewart, Mark Bramble and Bradford Ropes. His net worth was growing steadily.

The interpretation of the episodic role of the private detective Harry MacGraw, a friend of Jessica Fletcher, in the television series “Murder, She Wrote” (1985–1991), encouraged producers to give him the lead role in the spin-off “The Law and MacGraw” (1987-1988), however, it was the role of Lennie Briscoe in the television series “Law & Order” (1992–2004) which brought him popularity. With Jerry winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, and a number of nominations.

Talking about the big screen, Orbach created more than 40 roles. To give examples, he played the role of the detective Gus Levy in the film “Prince of the City (1981) by Sidney Lumet, and the father of Jennifer Grey in “Dirty Dancing” (1987) by Emile Ardolino. Jerry also starred in the films “Universal Solder” (1992), “Chinese Coffee” (2000) among others. He also lent his voice to Light in the animated feature film “Beauty and the Beast” (1991) and its sequels.

Finally, in the personal life of the actor, he married twice, firstly to Marta Curro from 1958 to 1975, with whom he had two children. In 1979, he married Elaine Cancilla; they were married until his death. The actor died in December 2004 from prostate cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Law & Order: Trial by Jury 2005 TV Series D.A. Investigator Lennie Briscoe
Protesters 2004 Video Police Investigator in street
Law & Order: Justice Is Served 2004 Video Game Senior Homicide Detective Lennie Briscoe (voice)
Law & Order 1991-2004 TV Series Lennie Briscoe / Frank Lehrman
Mickey's PhilharMagic 2003 Short Lumiere (voice)
Law & Order II: Double or Nothing 2003 Video Game Senior Homicide Detective Lennie Briscoe (voice)
Law & Order: Dead on the Money 2002 Video Game Senior Homicide Detective Lennie Briscoe (voice)
Manna from Heaven 2002 Waltz Contest Announcer
House of Mouse 2001-2002 TV Series Lumiere
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2001 TV Series Lennie Briscoe
Prince of Central Park 2000 Businessman
Chinese Coffee 2000 Jake Manheim
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 1999-2000 TV Series Lennie Briscoe
Temps 1999 Announcer
Belle's Tales of Friendship 1999 Video Lumiere (voice)
Homicide: Life on the Street 1996-1999 TV Series Lennie Briscoe
You Be the Judge 1999/I TV Series documentary Host
Exiled 1998 TV Movie Detective Lennie Briscoe
Belle's Magical World 1998 Video Lumiere (voice)
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas 1997 Video Lumiere (voice)
Aladdin and the King of Thieves 1996 Video Sa'luk (voice)
Frasier 1996 TV Series Mitch
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996 TV Series Det. Lennie Briscoe
The Cemetery Club 1993 uncredited
Mastergate 1992 TV Movie Clifton Byers
Empty Nest 1992 TV Series Arthur
Mr. Saturday Night 1992 Phil Gussman
Universal Soldier 1992 Dr. Christopher Gregor
Straight Talk 1992 Milo Jacoby
Quiet Killer 1992 TV Movie Dr. Vincent Califano
Broadway Bound 1992 TV Movie Jack Jerome
California Casanova 1991 Constantin Rominoffski
Dead Women in Lingerie 1991 Bartoli
Beauty and the Beast 1991 Lumiere (voice)
Delirious 1991 Lou Sherwood
Delusion 1991 Larry
Toy Soldiers 1991 Albert Trotta (uncredited)
Out for Justice 1991 Capt. Ronnie Donziger
Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter 1991 TV Movie Vic St. John
Who's the Boss? 1990 TV Series Nick
In Defense of a Married Man 1990 TV Movie Alan Michelson
A Gnome Named Gnorm 1990 Stan Walton
Kojak: None So Blind 1990 TV Movie Tony Salducci
The Golden Girls 1990 TV Series Glen O'Brien
Hunter 1990 TV Series Sal Scarlatti
Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 Jack Rosenthal
Last Exit to Brooklyn 1989 Boyce
The Flamingo Kid 1989 TV Short Phil Brody
Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder 1989 TV Movie Blaine Counter
Simon & Simon 1988 TV Series Harrison / Malcolm Shanley III
The Law and Harry McGraw 1987-1988 TV Series Harry McGraw
Someone to Watch Over Me 1987 Lt. Garber
Dirty Dancing 1987 Jake Houseman
The Hitchhiker 1987 TV Series Cameron
I Love N.Y. 1987 Leo
Love Among Thieves 1987 TV Movie Spicer
Tales from the Darkside 1987 TV Series Roberts
Out on a Limb 1987 TV Mini-Series Mort Viner
The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers 1986 TV Series Zachary Foxx
Dream West 1986 TV Mini-Series Capt. John Sutter
The Imagemaker 1986 Byron Caine
F/X 1986 Nicholas DeFranco
Our Family Honor 1985 TV Series Brian Merrick
Brewster's Millions 1985 Charley Pegler
The Streets 1984 TV Movie Sgt. Max Grozzo
The Special Magic of Herself the Elf 1983 TV Movie King Thorn (voice)
Ryan's Hope 1983 TV Series Mr. Brahm
An Invasion of Privacy 1983 TV Movie Sam Bianchi
Plaza Suite 1982 TV Movie Roy Hubley / Jesse Kiplinger / Sam Nash
Prince of the City 1981 Detective Gus Levy
Underground Aces 1981 Herbert Penlittle
Alex and the Doberman Gang 1980 TV Movie Rogers
Trapper John, M.D. 1980 TV Series Dr. Beeker
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1980 TV Series Lars Mangros
The Sentinel 1977 Michael Dayton
Kojak 1975 TV Series Brubaker
Foreplay 1975 Jerry Lorsey
Medical Center 1975 TV Series Josh
Diana 1973 TV Series Donald Kirby
Love, American Style 1973 TV Series Homer 'Arsenal' Andrews (segment "Love and the Hoodwinked Honey")
A Fan's Notes 1972 Frederick Earl Exley
The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight 1971 Kid Sally
One Life to Live 1968 TV Series Irwin Keyser (1980-1981)
Annie Get Your Gun 1967 TV Movie Charles Davenport
The Defenders 1965 TV Series J.P. Loring
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! 1965 Pinkerton
Camera Three 1964 TV Series Larry Foreman
The Doctors and the Nurses 1963 TV Series Steve Ford
Bye Bye Birdie 1963 Bob - Ed Sullivan Show Producer (uncredited)
Mad Dog Coll 1961 Joe Clegg
Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life 1961 TV Movie Cristof
Cop Hater 1958 Gang Leader - Mumzer
Marty 1955 Ballroom Extra (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Performances 1985-2004 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas 1997 Video performer: "Deck the Halls", "As Long As There's Christmas", "A Cut Above the Rest"
Aladdin and the King of Thieves 1996 Video performer: "Are You In or Out?"
The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992 TV Special performer: "Be Our Guest"
Beauty and the Beast 1991 performer: "Be Our Guest" uncredited, "Something There" uncredited, "Human Again"
The 35th Annual Tony Awards 1981 TV Special performer: "Lullaby of Broadway"
The Mike Douglas Show 1976 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 30th Annual Tony Awards 1976 TV Special performer: "All I Care About"
The 23rd Annual Tony Awards 1969 TV Special performer: "She Likes Basketball/Turkey Lurkey Time"
Camera Three 1964 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Ed Sullivan Show 1961 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2005 TV Series dedicatee - 1 episode
From Stage to Screen: The History of Chicago 2005 Video documentary short dedicatee
Law & Order: The First 3 Years 2004 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Showbiz Today 1993 TV Series Himself
The 45th Annual Directors Guild Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Later with Bob Costas 1992 TV Series Himself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Performer: Be Our Guest
The Making of 'Beauty and the Beast' 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
American Experience 1991 TV Series documentary
Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration 1988 TV Special Himself
In Performance at the White House: A Salute to Broadway - The Shows 1988 TV Movie Himself
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a TV-Series Drama
Reading Rainbow 1986 TV Series Himself
Night of 100 Stars II 1985 TV Movie Himself
The Best of Everything 1983 TV Movie Himself
The 37th Annual Tony Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Choreography
Night of 100 Stars 1982 TV Special Himself
The Way They Were 1981 TV Special
The 35th Annual Tony Awards 1981 TV Special Himself - Performer
Macy's 54th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade 1980 TV Movie Himself
The Lynne Gordon Show 1977 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1968-1976 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself
The 30th Annual Tony Awards 1976 TV Special Himself - Performer and Nominee: Best Actor in a Musical
Mitzi... A Tribute to the American Housewife 1974 TV Special Himself
The 27th Annual Tony Awards 1973 TV Special Himself - Co-Host
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1970-1972 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The David Frost Show 1970-1971 TV Series Himself
The 23rd Annual Tony Awards 1969 TV Special Himself - Performer and Winner: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
The Kraft Music Hall 1969 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1967 TV Series Himself
ABC's Nightlife 1965 TV Series Himself
The Shari Lewis Show 1962 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1961 TV Series Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1960 TV Series Himself
Greenwich Village: A World Apart 2015 Documentary short Himself
From Stage to Screen: The History of Chicago 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Law & Order: Set Tour with Jerry Orbach 2004 Video documentary short Lennie Briscoe
Fox and Friends 2004 TV Series Himself
Law & Order: The First 3 Years 2004 Video documentary short Himself
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994-2004 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special 2003 TV Special Himself
Great Performances 1985-2003 TV Series Himself
Try to Remember: The Fantasticks 2003 Documentary Himself
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There 2003 Documentary Himself
Tale as Old as Time: The Making of 'Beauty and the Beast' 2002 Video documentary Himself - Voice of 'Lumiere'
The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
Encounters with the Unexplained 2000-2002 TV Series documentary Host / Himself - Host / Narrator
The Hustler: The Inside Story 2002 Video documentary short Himself - Actor
The 56th Annual Tony Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
TV Guide's 50 Best Shows of All Time: A 50th Anniversary Celebration 2002 TV Special Himself
The Hunt 2001/II TV Movie documentary Presenter
Badge of Courage: Police Officer of the Year 2000 TV Movie Himself
Biography 1999-2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 2000 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1999-2000 TV Series documentary Himself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Larry King Live 2000 TV Series Himself
The Acting Class 2000 Himself
Serial Killers: Profiling the Criminal Mind 1999 Video documentary Narrator (voice)
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
Jeopardy! 1998 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
1995 Miss North America Pageant 1995 TV Special Himself - Judge

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
Prince of the City: The Real Story 2007 Video documentary short Gus Levy
America's Top Sleuths 2006 TV Movie documentary Det. Lenny Briscoe
A Different Look at 'Law & Order' 2006 Video short Himself
Great Performances 2004-2005 TV Series Himself - Performer / Himself - Host
Jerry Orbach Tribute 2005 Video short Himself
The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005 TV Special Memorial Tribute
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Memorial Tribute
Very Merry Christmas Sing Along Songs 2003 Video Lumiere
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Be Our Guest 1992 Video short Lumiere
Murder, She Wrote 1992 TV Series

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Law & Order (1990)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Coolest Crime Fighting Team Law & Order (1990) · Chris Noth
2005 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite "Casual Friday" Cop Law & Order (1990)
2004 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Law & Order (1990) · Jesse L. Martin
· S. Epatha Merkerson
· Elisabeth Röhm
· Fred Dalton Thompson
· Sam Waterston
2002 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Law & Order (1990) · Angie Harmon
· Jesse L. Martin
· S. Epatha Merkerson
· Elisabeth Röhm
· Sam Waterston
· Dianne Wiest
2001 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Law & Order (1990) · Angie Harmon
· Steven Hill
· Jesse L. Martin
· S. Epatha Merkerson
· Sam Waterston
· Dianne Wiest
2000 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Law & Order (1990)
2000 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Law & Order (1990) · Benjamin Bratt
· Angie Harmon
· Steven Hill
· Jesse L. Martin
· Carey Lowell
· S. Epatha Merkerson
· Sam Waterston
2000 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series Law & Order (1990)
1999 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Law & Order (1990) · Benjamin Bratt
· Angie Harmon
· Steven Hill
· Carey Lowell
· S. Epatha Merkerson
· Sam Waterston
1999 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series Law & Order (1990)
1998 Annie Annie Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Feature Production Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)
1998 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Law & Order (1990) · Benjamin Bratt
· Steven Hill
· Carey Lowell
· S. Epatha Merkerson
· Sam Waterston
1998 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series Law & Order (1990)
1997 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Law & Order (1990)
1997 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Law & Order (1990) · Benjamin Bratt
· Jill Hennessy
· Steven Hill
· Carey Lowell
· S. Epatha Merkerson
· Sam Waterston
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Law & Order (1990) · Benjamin Bratt
· Jill Hennessy
· Steven Hill
· S. Epatha Merkerson
· Chris Noth
· Sam Waterston
1995 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Law & Order (1990) · Jill Hennessy
· Steven Hill
· S. Epatha Merkerson
· Chris Noth
· Sam Waterston
1993 Grammy Grammy Awards Album of the Year Beauty and the Beast (1991) · Alan Menken (produced by)
· Howard Ashman (produced by)
· Walter Afanasieff (produced by)
· Robert Buchanan (produced by)
· David Ogden Stiers (narrated and performed by)
· Paige O'Hara (performed by)
· Céline Dion (performed by)
· Peabo Bryson (performed by)
· Robby Benson (performed by)
· Angela Lansbury (performed by)
· Richard White (performed by)
· Jesse Corti (performed by)
1992 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Broadway Bound (1992)
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series The Golden Girls (1985)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1982 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actor Prince of the City (1981)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1981 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Prince of the City (1981)


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#Fact
1 Jerry went to a New York acting school (Lee Strasberg - Actor's Studio) with fellow aspiring student, Marilyn Monroe.
2 Left behind an estimated estate of $10,000,000.
3 Cousin of Ron Orbach.
4 He appeared in 274 episodes of Law & Order (1990), more than anyone else except for S. Epatha Merkerson and Sam Waterston.
5 His mother Emily Orbach died on July 28, 2012 at the age of 101.
6 He has three grandchildren. Sarah Kate Orbach and Peter Orbach who are his oldest son Tony's kids and Aaron Orbach born in 2014 to his youngest son Chris Orbach and daughter-in-law Nicole.
7 In 2007 Jerry's oldest son Tony and grandson Peter appeared on the tv-show Cash Cab together.
8 His widow Elaine Orbach died on April 1st 2009 from pneumonia at the age of 69.
9 Jerry Orbach was an animal-rights activist.
10 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 405-407. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
11 W 53rd St. in Manhattan has been named Jerry Orbach Way!.
12 Made his Broadway stage debut as Smith, the Police Constable, in "The Threepenny Opera".
13 Was an organ donor and upon his death he gave his eyes as a gift of sight.
14 Along with S. Epatha Merkerson, Annie Parisse, Milena Govich and Jeremy Sisto, he was one of only five Law & Order (1990) cast members to play a different character in an episode before joining the cast in a later season. Michael Imperioli and J.K. Simmons also played multiple roles, but were not permanent additions to the cast.
15 According to his book "Hollywood Animal", Joe Eszterhas said that when he was down and out, Orbach would fill his station wagon with groceries and deliver them to his house.
16 Along with Chris Noth, Dann Florek and Fred Dalton Thompson, he is one of four Law & Order (1990) cast members who later joined the regular cast of one of the spin-off series. He played Detective Lennie Briscoe in Law & Order (1990) from 1992 to 2004 and was a member of the original cast of Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005).
17 Is one of four cast members from Law & Order (1990) whose character became a regular on a "Law & Order" spin-off. He played Det. Lennie Briscoe in both "Law & Order" and Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005). Although he was signed as a regular cast member in L&O:TBJ, he died unexpectedly after shooting only two episodes.
18 The Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005) episode "Baby Boom" was dedicated to his memory. At the end, a message was shown that said "For Jerry".
19 Before joining the cast of Law & Order (1990) in 1992, he played a defense attorney named Frank Lehrman in the Season Two episode "The Wages of Love". Detective Lennie Briscoe, the character he later played on the series for twelve seasons, hated defense attorneys for defending "the scum of the earth."
20 His character Law & Order (1990) and Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005) character, Detective Lennie Briscoe, was the longest running character on American prime time live action television from May 2004, when Frasier (1993) ended, to March 2005. Kelsey Grammer had played Dr. Frasier Crane in Cheers (1982) and Frasier (1993) since November 1984. Richard Belzer, who has played Detective John Munch in Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) since January 1993, is the current holder of the title.
21 Played the uncle of his real-life son, Chris Orbach, in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999).
22 Jesse L. Martin performed the song "Razzle Dazzle" from the musical "Chicago" at the 2005 Tony Awards just as the "In Memoriam" section of the show was finishing. The last photo shown during the memorial was that of Orbach, who was both Martin's costar on Law & Order (1990) and the first person to perform "Razzle Dazzle" in the original Broadway production of "Chicago".
23 He appeared in episodes of four different series with Sam Waterston: Law & Order (1990), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005).
24 Along with Jesse L. Martin, Fred Dalton Thompson, Carolyn McCormick and Leslie Hendrix, he is one of only five actors to play the same character (Detective Lennie Briscoe) on all four New York City-based "Law & Order" series: Law & Order (1990), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), and Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005).
25 On Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005), when he was so ill that he couldn't speak above a whisper, they rewrote the scene so that he and the other characters around him all had reason to whisper (outside of a courtroom door).
26 He appeared in episodes of three different series with Richard Belzer: Law & Order (1990), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999).
27 He appeared in episodes of three different series with Jesse L. Martin: Law & Order (1990), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001).
28 Received the Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence at the 1999 Lucille Lortel Awards.
29 His father, Leon Orbach, was a German Jewish immigrant, who was born in Hamburg, Germany. His mother, Emily (Olexy), was born in Pennsylvania, to immigrant Polish-Lithuanian Catholic parents, Alexander Olexy and Susanna (Klauba).
30 Had been battling prostate cancer for 10 years.
31 He played the same character (Detective Lennie Briscoe) in five different television series: Law & Order (1990), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) and Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005).
32 His manager, Robert Malcolm, announced in December 2004 that he has prostate cancer. However, Malcolm said, "We expect he'll be fine. He's been playing golf, shooting his episodes (of Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)) and doing real well".
33 The New York Landmark Conservancy declared him a Living Landmark.
34 In 1969, he won the Tony Award for Best Actor (Musical) for his 1968 role of Chuck Baxter in the Burt Bacharach/Hal David musical "Promises, Promises", a stage adaptation of Billy Wilder's The Apartment (1960). This was preceded by a 1965 Tony nomination as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for a revival of "Guys and Dolls," and followed by a 1976 Best Actor (Musical) nomination for the original production of "Chicago."
35 Announced on March 26, 2004, that he would be leaving Law & Order (1990) after 12 years on the series.
36 In 1976, he was nominated for the Tony Award® for "Best Actor in a Musical" for his performance in "Chicago."
37 Had read for the roles of Max Greevey and Phil Cerreta on Law & Order (1990) before finally being cast as Det. Lennie Briscoe.
38 Worked as a chauffeur for Mae West.
39 He was an only child.
40 Was partying at the Copacabana with famed New York mobster Joey Gallo hours before Gallo was shot dead at Umberto's Clam House in New York City
41 Father of Chris Orbach and Anthony Orbach.
42 Created the roles of El Gallo in "The Fantasticks," Billy Flynn in "Chicago" and Julian Marsh in "42nd Street" on the New York stage.
43 Spent part of his childhood in Nanticoke, PA.
44 On Monday, 20th March 2000 he sued online auctioneer eBay Inc. in Manhattan (New York) Federal Court for displaying his Social Security number on the Internet. The suit alleges that eBay began broadcasting the confidential information on its website on Wednesday, March 15, 2000, when it advertised the sale of two of Orbach's contracts from 1958.

#Quote
1 When I first began in this business I was doing a lot of musical theater but the problem was that people wouldn't hire me outside of that. I wasn't being taken seriously as an actor so I started taking more dramatic roles and serious acting jobs and eventually it got to the point where people were saying, "I really like his stuff. Does he sing?"
2 It may sound a little off the wall to say this, but having the opportunity to do this in this long an arc has given me - and is continuing to give me - a feeling that I'm doing something for the city and for the people of it and for the cops. I see it every day on the street. The profile of Law & Order (1990) has gotten bigger and bigger. And the way the city feels about us . . . it's like we're part of the good things that happen in the city.
3 [on working on Law & Order (1990)] It's a lot more fun for actors to cry and rant and rave, or have a drug problem or a drinking problem. Once in a while I get jealous of people who get to do real histrionics. But that's all right. That stuff's only about awards. It's not about people watching. People are very loyal to our show and they want to see the case resolved in an hour.
4 I used to say when I was working in the theater that if I ever had five seasons of a hit TV show I'd never have to worry about money and wouldn't have to do anything I didn't want to do . . . The 12 seasons on Law & Order (1990) really made that possible.

#Trademark
1 Best known for his role as Detective Lennie Briscoe in Law & Order (1990) (as well as several spin-offs)
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